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Problems of the mind cannot be solved with the mind. Studying the mind might make you a good psychologist, but doing so will not take you beyond the mind just as studying madness is not enough to create madness.

When you create problems you create pain. And it is your choice, because it is your option to make a simple decision that, no matter what happens, you will not longer create pain by trying to live in the future or the past.

Are you worried? Do you have many “what if” thoughts? Ask yourself what “problem” you have right now, not tomorrow, not five minutes from now. What is wrong with this moment?

Are you waiting to start living? The future will always seem better. This is a recipe for permanent dissatisfaction and non-fulfillment. Are you a habitual “waiter”? How much of your life do you spend waiting for the next holiday, better job, your child to grow up, success, make money, be important, and become enlightened?

Waiting is a state of mind. Basically it means you want the future. You do not want the present. There is an inner conflict between your here and now, when you do not want to be here and a projected future is where you want to be.

The key is to break the old patterns of present moment denial and present moment resistance. Learn to withdraw attention from the past and future whenever they are not needed.

Should a situation arise that you need to deal with now, your actions will be clear and decisive if they arise out of present moment awareness. Your response will not be a reaction coming from the past conditioning of your mind, but from an intuitive present moment awareness of the situation.

Any questions??